When the dedicated staff members at Christie Pea say they want to make their clients feel like royalty, they aren't kidding. The salon's menu abounds with regal titles, from the Dutchess and Duke basic treatments to all-purpose pamperings fit for a queen or king. These namesake treatments describe several services, including nail enhancements, waxing, and facials designed to treat acne, sun damage, and rosacea. Replete with photos and videos courtesy of Jessika Alexandra, Christie Pea's spa parties provide a smattering of services for ladies to celebrate their sweet 16, approaching wedding, or decision to wear a polka-dotted prom dress.
At JN's Studio Skin Care, experienced staff members administer a custom blend of beautifying and age-defying treatments within candlelit rooms. Customers can prepare for a night out or for fingerless-glove season with an ultimate spa mani-pedi, which exfoliates and moisturizes appendages with paraffin and aromatherapy before bestowing color or french tips upon digits. Skin experts customize the signature anti-aging facial for each skin type, employing a chemical peel and antioxidants to minimize the appearance of fine lines and scurvy, and the detox footbath saps impurities from the body to help revive sluggish lymphatic and immune systems. Adept technicians whisk away unwanted hair during the full-leg wax, facilitating more aerodynamic swim races or can-can lines. Customers can converse in both Spanish and English with the fully bilingual staff.
Aestheticians at Envidia Nails Spa cheer downtrodden toes and overworked fingers with coats of brightly colored polish and pampering techniques that help reduce stress. The signature mani-pedi begins with an invigorating heel scrub and a hand-and-foot massage, relaxing tense palms, stressed-out soles, and weary retractable claws. Armed with an arsenal of tiny tools, technicians then deftly oil cuticles and file ragged nails into burnished, smooth ovals. Coats of jewel-toned OPI or Essie lacquer then transform digits into mobile fashion accessories capable of dialing the editor of Vogue simply by pointing imperiously at a phone. Spa mani-pedis lavish extremities with the same care as the signature treatment, but further soften and smooth skin by submerging hands in warm paraffin wax and slathering feet in an algae mask.
A nail technician cradles a foot in her hands, a file rhythmically see-sawing along the contour of each nail. The pedicure client sinks further into the cushy chair, its unseen kneaders steamrolling back muscles into relaxing submission. Artistic Beauty Salon aims to imbue a sense of tranquility with every service, offering steaming cups of coffee, chilled water, and blankets for patrons to test their new hairstyle's durability during afternoon naps.
The salon unleashes a team of four stylists to mold manes into chic new styles. The tress experts also suffuse hair with ammonia-free, herbal-based hues in color treatments such as custom lowlights, a customer favorite that makes strands pop with streaks of sultry color. European waxing services forge clean and smooth physiques, and layers of Essie and Masglo lacquer crown manicures and pedicures in a shade to match the season or to help nails to blend in during clandestine fist bumps.
Sconces rest on the salon's walls, and cushioned leather styling chairs and robin's-egg blue walls impart tangible and visual comfort. Amid these relaxing accents, expert stylists sculpt layers and administer highlights with Napura products—all-natural color products containing neither ammonia nor respiratory allergens. During its 20 years in business, the staff has also helped the salon blossom into a full-service spa by adding nail care, facial waxing, and hydrating facial treatments to their repertoire. Private makeup consultations are also available to transform an identical twin into someone else's identical twin.